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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Oct 19, 2010 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phish?

Thanks, you're the first Phish fan that ever agreed with me about that album. I'm always laughed at for saying I liked it. I actually played the song Waste quite often with my band. I love that song, so lovely and there's wonderful opportunities for genuinely beautiful vocal harmonies.

That being said I've seen Phish three times locally and I have to agree with Cliff, nothing about those live performances moved me in any way. I looked around in wonder and amazement at the level of devotion some of those kids were displaying all around me to what sounded like the same three notes played over and over again for twenty minutes.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Oct 19, 2010 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phish?

I also think "Theme From The Bottom" is pretty incredible on that album.

As for the live shows, I'm not one to argue about music, and I respect your experience of Phish. I don't subscribe to the pseudo-religious rhetoric that some use to describe their live shows, but I really dig some of their groove-based and atmospheric jamming, which sounds like the exact points that turned you off. Perhaps their earlier (pre-1996 or so) shows might sound better to you, but again, there's no creed that one has to sign off on- like the parts you like, and listen to what you like... like the Dead.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Oct 19, 2010 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phish?

That makes three of us. Billy Breathes is easily their strongest studio effort.